Pure Storage has announced further expansion of its robust subscription services portfolio. With FlashStack delivered as-a-Service, customers can leverage Pure and Cisco’s AI-based software-defined infrastructure with flexible consumption economics. For applications running on Kubernetes, Portworx Cloud Consumption aligns spend to actual hours of usage.
Demand for flexible,
pay-as-you-go consumption has never been greater, as customers come to expect
the same cloud consumption model and experience whether their solutions and
infrastructure is on-premise, at the edge, or in the cloud.
Launched in 2018 as the first
true service consumption model for storage, Pure as-a-Service has seen
incredible growth and adoption across all industries and geographies,
delivering flexibility, transparency, and simplicity, while satisfying
performance and capacity Service Level Agreements (SLAs) with proactive
monitoring and non-disruptive upgrades. By continuing to expand its
as-a-Service offerings – which unify block, file, fast-file and object storage
across all tiers of performance, and private and public clouds into a single
data-storage subscription – Pure is not only meeting customers need for
flexibility, but providing the foundation of a true hybrid-cloud experience.
“Pure is committed to delivering the gold standard of as-a-Service solutions in the storage industry. By continuing to expand the breadth and depth of our subscription services portfolio, we are giving our customers the flexibility and transparency to scale with confidence, knowing that Pure will meet the SLAs needed to power their business.” comments Prakash Darji, VP and GM, Digital Experience Business Unit, Pure Storage
Delivered as-a-Service, FlashStack from Pure Storage and Cisco is
an AI-based, software-defined modern data infrastructure that integrates
on-premises and multi-cloud landscapes. Discretely scalable and holistically
managed, FlashStack delivers a full-stack solution for critical apps that is
always-on and future-proof. Customers can slash deployment and administration
time and risk with pre-tested, validated reference architectures for popular
workloads. By delivering a modern operational model, FlashStack helps customers
stay ahead of business demand and protect applications and data on premises, at
the edge, or in the cloud.
Portworx Cloud Consumption
Portworx, the “gold standard” in Kubernetes storage for the
enterprise according to GigaOm Research, allows customers to operate and scale
their modern enterprise apps consistently on any cloud or data center with the
performance, security and data protection they are used to. Because cloud
native applications running on Kubernetes are highly dynamic, estimating the
exact number of servers needed to run applications on Kubernetes is a
significant challenge which leads to overprovisioning and higher costs.
To solve this challenge, Portworx is introducing flexibility to
allow customers’ consumption of Portworx to match the ebbs and flows of their
applications. Previously, customers would purchase one or more annual Portworx
licenses which could each be run on any single server. If they needed to scale
beyond the number of licenses purchased, however, they would have to contact
sales to purchase additional licenses. With the new flexible pricing, customers
purchase a number of hours, rather than a license tied to a single server.
These hours can be consumed at any rate throughout the year depending on how
many servers they need to run, similar to how public cloud reserved instance
“As enterprises increasingly desire as-a-Service solutions and a cloud-like experience, Pure has been an incredible partner in delivering robust and differentiated services to our joint clients. We are excited to see Pure’s continued expansion of its subscription services portfolio, now with FlashStack as-a-Service and Portworx Cloud Consumption.” says Juan Orlandini, Chief Architect, Cloud + Data Center Transformation, Insight